Entries Tagged as 'Travel'

Nitrate at the Museum

May 6th, 2017 · Comments Off on Nitrate at the Museum

In part as a matter of convenience for FIAF Congress attendees, the third Nitrate Picture Show was scheduled right on the heels of FIAF L.A., so after a very brief return to New Haven, allowing enough time to surprise the girls and take Lucy to school, I headed to Rochester. Nothing like a six hour […]

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Back to L.A.

May 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Back to L.A.

For the first time in more than 20 years, the Congress of the International Federation of Film Archives retuned to the U.S., co-hosted in Los Angeles by the Academy Film Archive and at the UCLA Film & Television Archive. After Macedonia, Sydney and Canberra, and Bologna, the location seemed a bit pedestrian to many in […]

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Movie Week VI: Paris edition

April 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on Movie Week VI: Paris edition

It’s been five years since my last Movie Week, an annual event in Los Angeles when I’d take a survey of the moviegoing landscape by going to a movie in a different theater every night for a week. I did it for five years between 2008 and 2012. Many reasons contributed to the hiatus—two kids […]

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Paris 2017

March 7th, 2017 · Comments Off on Paris 2017

Much like my trip to Amsterdam last year, I had the chance to spend a week in Paris last week for work (thanks to an invitation to speak at a couple of film preservation events at the Cinémathèque française), which gave me the chance to revisit the city for the first time since our brief […]

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Amsterdam 2016

November 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on Amsterdam 2016

A work event brought me to Amsterdam this week, a lovely place to revisit after our family-of-three trip there a few years back. Movies, photobooths, good food, and I finally rented a bike and tried to keep up with the breakneck pace of the waves of cyclists who fly through the city. >

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Bologna bellissima!

July 4th, 2016 · Comments Off on Bologna bellissima!

“Bologna” has long been short-hand in my film archive experience for a far-off, unattainable, dream-like film festival experience, a week of screenings, inside and open-air, in a beautiful, and culinarily unbeatable, Italian city. I never thought I’d have the reason, or the chance, to attend, but the scheduling of the 2016 FIAF Congress alongside the […]

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LA, Portland

December 5th, 2015 · Comments Off on LA, Portland

Thanks to some thoughtful planning on the part of the FIAF Secretariat, I was able to painlessly combine my already planned trip west for the AMIA Conference in Portland with the somewhat unexpected and definitely financially unforeseen trip to the EC Meeting in Los Angeles, held over the two days prior to AMIA. It was […]

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August 25th, 2015 · Comments Off on Seattle

We had a great second trip to Seattle this summer, a long weekend of family, festivities, and multiple Uber rides. We visited the Space Needle and the aquarium, the Chihuly Garden and Glass, and the got to go on the Great Wheel again. Lauren and Andy’s wedding was a wonderful event on the water, and […]

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August 12th, 2015 · Comments Off on Ireland

It started as a pipe dream a few years back, and slowly became a challenge: take a week-long trip, just the two of us, to celebrate our tenth anniversary in the summer of 2015. Would the kids (and more importantly, would we) be ready for a week apart? Where would we go that was exotic […]

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Mt. Washington, take 2

June 20th, 2015 · Comments Off on Mt. Washington, take 2

Through some miracle of email magic and friends in high places, Dad managed to get us both into the Mt. Washington Road Race this year, despite us both having failed in the increasingly competitive lottery entry system. I had been running all winter, thanks to our treadmill, but my workouts had been shorter, and less […]

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The Alaska house

May 21st, 2015 · Comments Off on The Alaska house

We’re enjoying the last day of our brief trip to Alaska today before we head to Seattle for Memorial Day Weekend tomorrow. Though both girls have been here before, in some ways this trip has felt like the first time they’ve really experienced the travel, the excitement, and the beauty of Alaska. It was Lucy’s […]

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Australia, Australia, Australia, we love you

April 30th, 2015 · Comments Off on Australia, Australia, Australia, we love you

A year ago, I attended my first FIAF Congress in Skopje, Macedonia. This year, the proceedings took place in Sydney and Canberra, Australia, and as actual affiliates of the group, we were entitled to send a representative. Having been to New Zealand twice, I was intrigued to visit Australia, and though I saw what seemed […]

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40 Days until 40: Day 40, 2014

February 5th, 2015 · Comments Off on 40 Days until 40: Day 40, 2014

We’re nearly there… This photo was taken in May of last year, at the International Federation of Film Archives Congress in Skopje, Macedonia, as I presented the results of some voting during my first year at the Congress. It feels like yesterday that I was a student, reading about events like this, but there you […]

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40 Days until 40: Day 37, 2011

February 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off on 40 Days until 40: Day 37, 2011

A photo I took using my phone, probably in direct violation of the rules of the Musée Hergé, on March 10, 2011, when I visited the museum during our European adventure with Grace. A pilgrimage to the new museum dedicated to Tintin’s creator wasn’t in the cards for our Paris/Amsterdam itinerary, so I took a […]

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40 Days until 40: Day 35, 2009

January 31st, 2015 · Comments Off on 40 Days until 40: Day 35, 2009

We’d always wanted to visit New Zealand, and vowed that we’d do it while we lived in L.A., just a non-stop flight away from Auckland. In the summer of 2009, we took our trip, and had an incredible time. I put together some words and photos here, collected many more photos here, and include this […]

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